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Monday, July 27, 2009

Signs that sales position might suck

Taken from actual online posts:
  • The product or service you're selling is murky, yet still somehow has a "billion dollar market"
  • Job posting looks like it was written by someone who can't type: "P/T job / with flxble hrs. Comp and a + - but not req'rd."
  • Phrases that don't mean what they say:
  • "Unlimited compensation" = you make commission
  • "Help educate customers" = you cold call people
  • "Strong phone experience" = you cold call people
  • "Some of our top sellers earn $____ per week" = you will probably earn a lot less because you don't take caffeine intravenously.
  • "You'll love this job" = a generally better experience than getting kicked in the nuts
  • "Pleasant working environment" = free donuts

1 comment:

Kimberly said...

Don't forget:

"There's lots of opportunity for advancement" = You'll be cleaning toilets and doing other lowly tasks that aren't in your official job description.